Oregon State University Seafood Laboratory Director Position


The Oregon State University Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES) is recruiting for a Director of the OSU Seafood Research and Education Center in Astoria, Oregon.

The Oregon State University Seafood Research and Education Center (SREC) in Astoria is an administrative unit of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES). The Director provides leadership to fulfill the SREC's research, education, and outreach program objectives in seafood science and technology, consistent with the broader mission of the Marine Station to understand, utilize, and sustain marine resources and coastal ecosystems in order to benefit the citizens of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, the Nation, and the World. The Director will plan, develop and manage an externally-funded research program, lead research programs in graduate education and training, integrate fundamental and applied research across different sectors of the industry, provide outreach activities that integrate knowledge of seafood science and technology, and offer service to the profession and society. The Director will develop strong partnerships and ties with private and public organizations, and play a visible and important coordination and communication role at University-industry interface for the continued growth and prosperity of the Oregon seafood industry.

Requirements include Ph.D. in Food Science & Technology, or related field. Applicants must have a national or international reputation for excellence in a food science research area, with a minimum of five years research experience, and demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities. Demonstrated ability to conduct scientifically significant research and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communications skills strong interest in collaborating and cooperating with public and private groups, ability to work with diverse faculty and industry clientele, and a demonstrated commitment to employing and supervising a diverse workforce. It is preferable that the candidate has shown 1. A successful record of securing and administering extramural grant/contract funds (Federal grants, state grants, industry grants, private donations) and fund raising to support the laboratory activities in seafood research and outreach. 2. Experience working with the seafood industry. 3. Budget management experience.  

The candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded, internationally-recognized research program in seafood science and technology with potential emphasis on seafood utilization, seafood quality, waste utilization and value-added products. Perform scholarly research and participate in professional meetings. Validate scholarly work by peer review and communication in disciplinary and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals, books and other professional outlets. Scholarship expectations are 25% of position description connected to the above research program.  Qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at Associate Professor rank in the Department of Food Science and Technology or other appropriate unit.  

This is a full-time 12-month appointment; 0.25 FTE will be from recurring funds to raise the appointment percentage to 1.0 FTE. Tenure track will be offered at 0.75 FTE. The incumbent reports to the Superintendent of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station and acts in consultation with the Associate Dean and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences

To apply for the position the applicant will need to go to the Oregon State University web-site http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/  and click on the "Search Postings" link.  Enter the posting number 0002888, and then follow the instruction for on-line applications.

Applications must be submitted online by November 10, 2008 to ensure full consideration. For more information about the position, contact Robert McGorrin, Search Committee Chair, robert.mcgorrin@oregonstate.edu. For questions on the application process, contact Linda Hoyser at linda.hoyser@oregonstate.edu.

For additional information about the OSU Seafood Laboratory, please visit our website at http://osuseafoodlab.oregonstate.edu




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